UM Orientation

Fall, Winter and Summer Orientation programs UM Orientation events for all new students

The beginning of a new term is always exciting, but what makes it more special is that YOU are now joining us as a UM student!
No matter when you start your academic journey at UM there is a series of orientation events for you!

Explore campus

Sign up for a tour or follow your own self-guided tour path, and check out the next on-campus event.

Get started online

Check out resources and tools available to you online that help with your transition to being a university student.

More orientation events

Many other groups host orientation events for students. We invite you to attend as many of these events as you find helpful.

Volunteer at orientation events

Volunteer with Orientation 2024!

We're looking for returning UM students who can help welcome incoming Bisons to the University of Manitoba during Summer and Fall Orientation Events.

Applications coming soon! If you would like to receive updates via email regarding when the applications go live, you can sign up for our Orientation Volunteer Interest Form below.

What does being an Orientation Volunteer involve?

We are looking for:

  • General Volunteers
    • Welcome students and help them find their way around campus
    • Answer questions and provide directions at "Ask Me" tables
    • Lead groups of students and guests between event locations
    • Assist at sessions by greeting students, scanning tickets, and managing lines
  • Tour Guides 
    • Facilitate campus tours for students and their families during events 

Please note, these descriptions are subject to change. Finalized position descriptions will be posted in the coming months.

Am I eligible to volunteer?

To be eligible to sign up, you must:

  • Be a returning UM student on the Fort Garry Campus
  • Have a minimum of one semester of study before Summer 2023 (started at UM in Winter 2023 or earlier

Eligible volunteers will be contacted for a group interview for us to get to know you.

What are the requirements to volunteer?

As a volunteer, you must:

  • Be available for Orientation event days (dates and times coming soon)
  • Attend an in-person, event-specific training session relevant to the role and event you signed-up for.

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering at Orientation is a great start to being involved on campus. Other benefits:

  • meet new people and make friends
  • a chance to win a gift card or other prizes at our volunteer appreciation event
  • receive a notation on your Experience Record as a UM Orientation Volunteer

Contact us

For questions about volunteering at Orientation, contact

Student Experience and Development Office
225 UMSU University Centre
Phone: 204-474-9093

Don't want to miss an opportunity to get involved? Ask to be added to our mailing list by contacting

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More resources

Contact us

Questions about Orientation, contact us:

Orientation Team
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada